How to Crochet the Pistachio Shell Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #248

How to Crochet the Pistachio Shell Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the pistachio shell stitch. This stitch creates a beautiful lace pattern. The pistachio shell stitch would be great for shawls, scarves and shrugs!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


Tajik

LanaMundi Yarns Tajik Mohair comes from the Asht region of Northern Tajikistan which is the center of Angora goat production. Only the best quality Angora kid fleeces are used for spinning this, strong yet soft, mohair yarn. The quality of this fingering-weight, two-ply yarn and the hand-spinning and dying are excellent; however, as with any handspun yarn, you may find some slight variation in thickness and color consistency.

A Crochet Hook


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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Chain-ch
Double Crochet-dc
Single Crochet-sc
Shell- [(dc, ch 1) 3 times, dc] in st indicated.

V-Stitch (v-st)- [dc, ch 1, dc] in st indicated.

Skill: Intermediate
Foundation Chain: Multiple of 8 sts + 2.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Right Side): sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 3ch, shell in next ch, ch 1, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across to end, turn.

  2. Row 2

    ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same sc, *ch 2, skip 2 ch 1 sps, [sc, ch 1, sc] in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 ch 1 spa, v-st in next sc; rep from * across to last sc, 2dc in last sc, turn.

  3. Row 3

    ch 3 (counts as dc), [dc, ch 1, dc] in 1st dc, ch 1, *skip ch 2 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip ch 2 sp, shell in next ch 1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to last ch 1 sp, sc in last ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip ch 2 sp, [dc, ch 1, 2dc] in top of tch, turn.

  4. Row 4

    ch 1, 2sc in 1st dc, *ch 2, skip ch 2sps, v-st in next sc, skip 2ch 1 spa, ch 2, [sc, ch 1, sc] in next ch 1 sp; rep from * across to last shell, ch 2, skip 2 ch 1 sps, v-st in last sc, skip 2 ch 1 sps, ch 2, 2sc in top of tch, turn.

  5. Row 5

    ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *ch 1, skip ch 2 sp, shell in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip ch 2 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp; rep from * across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Repeat rows 2-5 until you have reached your desired length, end with row 2.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Pistachio Shell Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Pistachio Shell Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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